Stamps featuring the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office(PCSO)

The Philippine Postal Corporation has launched the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) 75th Anniversary stamps last December 18. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with denomination of P 7.00 with quantity of 125,000 pieces and 6,500 pieces of souvenir sheet of P 28.00, respectively.

The technical description of the PCSO 75th Anniversary stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: Php7.00 / 158,000 pieces
Souvenir Sheet:  Php28.00/ 6,500 pieces
Date of Issue: December 18, 2009
Last date of Sale: December 17, 2010 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition:  16 on 40 (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp : 30 mm x 40 mm.
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 143 mm x 96 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist: Corazon T. Loza
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designs: PCSO 75 years logo, PCSO Building
Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Pres. Manuel L. Quezon
Old Photos of PCSO
Charitable Works


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has been one of the country’s symbols of life and hope for the marginalized sector of the population. Because of their mandate to provide assistance to various health and social welfare programs, the PCSO has pursued humanitarian goals and objectives by raising funds through sweepstakes and lotteries since its establishment in 1935.

Lotteries have been thriving in the country as early as 1833. Under the auspices of the private enterprises called Empresa de Lotteria Espanolas Filipinas, the Spanish government conducted lotteries to generate revenues. With the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution, the lotteria was forced to stop its operations. Read more

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